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(Original post by WoWZa)
Am sure you are I read the book "Marley and Me" and although the Labrador seemed happy and full of exuberant energy, he seemed like quite a dog to train
Actually, it's my experience that Labradors are some of the easiest dogs to train. They have a huge amount of intelligence, but equally they have an incredable amount of energy. They will happily be trained all day long, whereas other dogs like dalmations get bored with doing the same thing over and over. :p:
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Actually, it's my experience that Labradors are some of the easiest dogs to train. They have a huge amount of intelligence, but equally they have an incredable amount of energy. They will happily be trained all day long, whereas other dogs like dalmations get bored with doing the same thing over and over. :p:
Oh, you've misinterpreted and am not disagreeing with that at all. The book is based upon a Labrador Retriever that was challenging to train. I have a Labrador and he's a pleasure to be with! I read in the book that there are two types of Labradors, the "American" breed and the "British" breed (or something similar) and apparently one is more hyperactive and has more energy than the other.
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My dog is now 12 months old and her name is Ruby. Being part collie training her is very easy . Will try the test later when shes a bit calmer, lol. Currently running around the place barking her head off with excitement.
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My dog got 22 points - he's smart whooo =D
Smart like its owner?
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(Original post by WoWZa)
Oh, you've misinterpreted and am not disagreeing with that at all. The book is based upon a Labrador Retriever that was challenging to train. I have a Labrador and he's a pleasure to be with! I read in the book that there are two types of Labradors, the "American" breed and the "British" breed (or something similar) and apparently one is more hyperactive and has more energy than the other.
Oh no, I was just saying!

I've read the book too - Reading about Marley was JUST LIKE reading about my lab, particuarly in her last days.
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My dog is now 12 months old and her name is Ruby. Being part collie training her is very easy . Will try the test later when shes a bit calmer, lol. Currently running around the place barking her head off with excitement.
Bella is part collie. It must mean the lurcher in her makes her thick. XD
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(Original post by WoWZa)
Hello there sweetness! "Poppy" Awww! What breed is it? I have a Golden Labrador.
She's a border terrier. At the moment she's really fluffy and scruffy and looks quite silly, but she usually looks like a little teddy bear Aww I like Labradors, they're usually really nice.
I've read the book Marley & Me too! It was sad when he died at the end But kinda inevitable...
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Heres a picture of my dog Ruby...who is crossed with a Kelpie

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She's a border terrier. At the moment she's really fluffy and scruffy and looks quite silly, but she usually looks like a little teddy bear Aww I like Labradors, they're usually really nice.
I've read the book Marley & Me too! It was sad when he died at the end But kinda inevitable...
Heh good stuff Yeah Labs are awesome. My dog seems to identify with other Labs though and sometimes tries to hump them =/ It's a great book and very original. You can learn quite a bit from it in a general context actually.
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Oh yes It's all down to meeeee :p:
Awesome you huh?
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(Original post by WoWZa)
Heh good stuff Yeah Labs are awesome. My dog seems to identify with other Labs though and sometimes tries to hump them =/ It's a great book and very original. You can learn quite a bit from it in a general context actually.
Oh God, Poppy is always trying to hump other dogs... and she's female! Not sure what that's all about but it can be embarrassing.
Yeah I liked the book but his wife annoyed me when she wanted to get of Marley after she had a baby, gr!
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Oh God, Poppy is always trying to hump other dogs... and she's female! Not sure what that's all about but it can be embarrassing.
Yeah I liked the book but his wife annoyed me when she wanted to get of Marley after she had a baby, gr!
Haha. Well Jasper (my dog) has been "done" but he still humps other dogs anyway. I think it's a dominance thing. Heh awww! *Hugs*
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Haha. Well Jasper (my dog) has been "done" but he still humps other dogs anyway. I think it's a dominance thing. Heh awww! *Hugs*
Yes I suppose that's probably true. Dogs are embarrassing sometimes aren't they? Gawwwwd! Heheh *huggles*.
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Totally - I should hold classes for pooches - pass on my intelect and all that, we'll soon have beagles and terriers sat beside us while sitting SAT's/A-Levels - the lot
LOL! Yeah, and you could start setting prices for it I'm sure you'd give a great service
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Yes I suppose that's probably true. Dogs are embarrassing sometimes aren't they? Gawwwwd! Heheh *huggles*.
Haha yeah! I sometimes have to get him off other dogs He was doing it on a Saturday evening and this guy was like "Well it is Saturday night" haha. Awwww! *Hugs close*
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My girlfriend did this supposed dog intelligence thing with her staffy cross, they put a towel over his head and waited to see how long it took for him to get it off... He left it on for quite some time, and then went to sleep with it covering his face. He's not all that bright. He's a cool dog though, even if he hates me
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Haha, my dog Oscar did rubbish! Hes the sweetest, most well behaved dog ever but we rescued him as a stray from greece so hes a free spirit. He cant be bothered with tricks or training!! Billy and Ella, my mums greyhounds, are geniuses though. And Billy is really big and he cant sit but he does this amazing bow thing for treats :cool:
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Mm I'll try this tomorrow
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I've been trying to train Bella, but I'm really beginning to feel she lacks any sort of basic intelligence.

I've had her 6 months, and of that, about 4 months has been quite intensive training... We've mastered sit (as long as we're indoors). And... that's about it. Oh, she can stay is you repeat the command every ten seconds or so. And she can give you her paw on command (but can't swap paws, ie put one down, and on the next command give you the other paw)

She can't recall, or fetch. She also cannot lay on command (She doesn't lay down normally anyway, she just falls over.)

She suffered some head injuries as a younger puppy, so I'm wondering if it's linked. Like it's ruined part of her memory or something. I don't know, I've never had this much trouble training dogs in the past.
my dog is only well trained if you're holding some food.
when hes off the lead int eh park he'll only come back if theres nothing more interesting going on. he cant fetch or give a paw, or sit, but he does lie down, stand and jump up.

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Haha, my dog Oscar did rubbish! Hes the sweetest, most well behaved dog ever but we rescued him as a stray from greece so hes a free spirit. He cant be bothered with tricks or training!! Billy and Ella, my mums greyhounds, are geniuses though. And Billy is really big and he cant sit but he does this amazing bow thing for treats :cool:
i have a 3/4 greyhound called billy! they are the most genius dogs ever.
and i think its something about them which means they dont like sitting, mine only ever lies down.
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That was quite a fun little test to pass some time. My Lurcher got 26, she's a genius! Course, I already knew that - after all, I trained her... :p: I didn't know what to give her for the towel-over-the-head thing because she wouldn't actually let me throw the towel over her head - she kept jumping out of the way and biting it... so I gave her five for having fast reactions!
My sister's Jack Russel got 18. I'm amazed she came out as smart, she's a horrible little animal with the attention span of a moth. With the treat-under-a-can thing, she sniffed it for a few seconds and then found a different trail and ran off to hunt bugs.
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